Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Marine and Terrestrial Environments group blends fundamental and applied science including expertise in palaeoclimate, biogeochemistry and ecosystem change as well as science communication.

Research interests in the group range from local observations to global biogeochemical cycles. Examples include:

  • sea-level change in the past and future
  • the cycling of particle reactive elements in the ocean, as a means to reconstruct past changes in ocean circulation
  • mechanisms of mineral nutrient cycling processes in the critical zone
  • influences of chemical and physical weathering on landscape evolution and critical zone sustainability
  • methane cycling in soil, lakes, peatlands, and groundwater
  • organic carbon cycling in soil and the impact of landuse and climate change on carbon stocks
  • global sources and sinks of carbon dioxide in the terrestrial and marine biosphere

Approaches involve a combination of observational, experimental and modelling techniques, as well as data assimilation methods.

A particular strength of the group is the range of time scales considered, which vary from 100 million year scales to the seasonal. This interaction of time scales captures the true diversity of climate and environmental change right up to and including human interaction with the environment.

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    Research Output

    A long-term, high-latitude record of Eocene hydrological change in the Greenland region

    Inglis, G. N., Carmichael, M. J., Farnsworth, A., Lunt, D. J. & Pancost, R. D., 1 Jan 2020, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 537, 109378.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Benthic-pelagic coupling in the Barents Sea: an integrated data-model framework

    Freitas, F. S., Hendry, K., Henley, S. F., Faust, J. C., Tessin, A. C., Stevenson, M. A., Abbott, G. D., März, C. & Arndt, S., 10 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Physical and Engineering Sciences.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Climatic and environmental changes across the Early Eocene Climatic Optimum at mid-Waipara River, Canterbury Basin, New Zealand

    Crouch, E., Shepherd, C., Morgans, H., Naafs, B. D. A., Dallanave, E., Phillips, A., Hollis, C. & Pancost, R. D., Jan 2020, In : Earth-Science Reviews. 200, 20 p., 102961.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Projects

    Student theses

    Assessing past oxygen in the ocean using Cr isotopes as a palaeo-proxy

    Author: Remmelzwaal, S., 19 Jun 2018

    Supervisor: Parkinson, I. (Supervisor), Schmidt, D. (Supervisor) & Monteiro, F. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Assessing the mineral nutrient flow and microbial activity in pasture soils

    Author: Isık, T., 23 Jun 2020

    Supervisor: Bull, I. (Supervisor) & Buss, H. L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science (MSc)


    Critically Evaluating The Role of The Deep Subsurface In The Chemical Weathering Thermostat

    Author: Hayes, N. R., 1 Oct 2019

    Supervisor: Buss, H. L. (Supervisor) & Lunt, D. J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)



    Pieter Schenck Award

    Naafs, B D A (Recipient), 6 Sep 2019

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Activities

    University of Manitoba

    Katharine Hendry (Visiting researcher)

    1 Jan 202031 Jul 2020

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

    Goldschmidt Virtual 2020

    Tugba Isik (Participant), , Heather L Buss (Participant), & Ian D Bull (Participant)

    26 Jun 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Marine Micropaleontology (Journal)

    Daniela N Schmidt (Editorial board member)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity